Inland Rail Implementation Group Report to the Australian Government

Release date
Monday 24 August 2015

This report is the culmination of 18 months of substantial and detailed work on developing and independently validating a robust business case, and of constructing a feasible delivery plan. Over the course of this work, we have consulted widely with stakeholders, an activity that will need to continue as Inland Rail is implemented.

Inland Rail represents an opportunity to invest in infrastructure that will serve Australia for the next 100 to 150 years. Not only will it deliver a freight service between Melbourne and Brisbane that is strongly competitive with road, it will also connect south-east Queensland with Perth and Adelaide. Its construction over the next decade will provide a 10-year infrastructure development stream delivering significant flow-on benefits, such as regional employment and opportunities for the construction industry.